UNDERSTANDING THE MASS-RADIUS RELATION FOR SUB-NEPTUNES: RADIUS AS A PROXY FOR COMPOSITION

@article{Lopez2014UNDERSTANDINGTM,
  title={UNDERSTANDING THE MASS-RADIUS RELATION FOR SUB-NEPTUNES: RADIUS AS A PROXY FOR COMPOSITION},
  author={E. Lopez and J. Fortney},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={792},
  pages={1-1}
}
  • E. Lopez, J. Fortney
  • Published 2014
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • Transiting planet surveys like Kepler have provided a wealth of information on the distribution of planetary radii, particularly for the new populations of super-Earth- and sub-Neptune-sized planets. In order to aid in the physical interpretation of these radii, we compute model radii for low-mass rocky planets with hydrogen-helium envelopes. We provide model radii for planets 1-20 M ⊕, with envelope fractions 0.01%-20%, levels of irradiation 0.1-1000 times Earth's, and ages from 100 Myr to 10… CONTINUE READING
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